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Amy Parker, author of the linked-story
collection Beasts and Children (HMH),
picks 10 other great linked-story collections.
Two former publishers pay tribute to British
author and comedian Louise Rennison, whose
Confessions of Georgia Nicolson books were
bestsellers in the U.K. and the U.S.
Hachette Book Group announced on Tuesday that it
will buy the publishing division of Perseus Book
Group, whose imprints include Running Press, Da
Capo, and Weinstein Books. In a comment on
publishersweekly.com, Kensginton CEO Steven Zacharius gave
his take on the deal:
“The big get bigger and the independent publishers like us
have to compete even harder. It’s a shame that this industry
has been consolidated to ;ve major publishers and 10 major
book accounts with less and less retail space available. On the
other hand, it makes us more attractive to many agents and
authors because they like to be af;liated with a smaller, nimble
Farewell to Louise Rennison
Beloved British author Louise Rennison died on
Monday, and fans shared fond memories and
farewells on our site:
“So sad. I adored those books and read them over and over.
She was a comic genius!” —Kate Hosford
“She easily evoked the memories and feelings of being a teen.
The world is a much sadder place without her brilliant wit and
sparkling personality.” —Tambra Nicole Kendall
Proli;c children’s book author
Bridget Heos discusses her new
book, It’s Getting Hot
in Here (HMH), which
informs kids about
global climate change.
PW editorial director
Jim Milliott explains
how Hachette and
Ingram ;nally bought Perseus.
Why more trade publishers should get on
board with the Reading Recovery program for
struggling early readers.
PW senior writer Andrew Albanese on
Hachette’s acquisition of Perseus’s
publishing division, and whether the
Supreme Court Conference could be the end
of the road for Apple’s e-book price-;xing
More to Come
The More to Come crew discuss the
“Angouleme Rebellion”: after the recent
controversy regarding sexism at France’s
Angouleme Comics Festival, 40 French
comics publishers demand changes and
threaten a boycott.
Katie Chin discusses her new
cookbook, Katie Chin’s Everyday
Chinese Cookbook (Tuttle).
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Self-publishing tips from Andrés Quintero,
the architect turned author behind Hairy Harold & His Extraordinary Trip to New York.
The most-read review on
publishersweekly.com last week
was Barkskins by Annie Proulx